Lemon Thyme Braised Cod
If you are looking for an incredibly easy and delicious meal, ready in just 20 minutes, then this recipe for Lemon Thyme Braised Cod is for you!
With its mild, slightly sweet flavor and flaky white flesh, Atlantic cod has long been popular in the US, as well as in Europe and South America. Here at Sizzlefish, we select only the premium fish for our wild cod fillet portions. (Not to be confused with "Pacific cod," a different species of fish which is sometimes mistakenly passed off as traditional North Atlantic cod.) Each Wild Atlantic Cod fillet portion is packed with protein yet remains low in carbohydrates making a great choice for low carb/high protein diets. North Atlantic cod is also a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and provides substantial levels of vitamins B12 and D.
Can we talk about how perfectly simple and delicious this recipe for Lemon Thyme Braised Cod is now? Seriously, life gets busy and with that sometimes comes junk food. We are here to say that does not have to be the case at all. This recipe comes together in just 20 minutes, yet doesn’t skimp in the flavor department at all. The crisp dry white wine combines so well with the fresh lemon juice. Add in the fragrant garlic, red onion and fresh time…we are talking flavor nirvana here. The cod fillets take only 5 minutes to cook in the braising liquid and you have dinner done in less than 20 minutes. For a light summer meal, we paired ours with freshly steamed broccolini and a crisp glass of bubbles. If you are looking for a more substantial side dish for that braising liquid to soak up, you could easily pair this with a bed of your favorite grain or rice.
4 Sizzlefish Cod Fillets
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 Garlic Cloves, peeled and minced
1/3 cup Finely Diced Red Onion
2 TBSP Fresh Thyme
¼ tsp Paprika
Salt, to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
½ cup Dry White Wine
¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Fresh Lemon Zest
1 TBSP Melted Butter
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the red onion to the olive oil and sauté until translucent and fragrant, about 1 minute.
Next, add the minced garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add the fresh thyme to the onion mixture. Stir while it cooks for another minute or until fragrant.
Pour the wine into the pan. Then add the lemon juice, melted butter, salt and pepper. Stir well.
Season the cod fillets with paprika, salt and pepper. Add the cod to the pan.
Spoon the sauce over the fillets. Cover and simmer until the fish is tender and flakes easily.
The fillets should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. This will take about 5 minutes.